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Oddities News Archive - October 23, 2012

Beetles Keep Their Cool With Dung

The next time the thermostat hits the triple digits outside, instead of paying a high electric bill for the month, take a page out of the dung beetle's playbook and try cooling off with some fresh feces instead.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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